Self-Induced Attentional Blink: A Cause of Errors in Multiple-Target Visual Search
DUKE UNIV DURHAM NC
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Multiple-target visual searches, wherein more than one target can be present simultaneously, are especially error-prone with a decrease in second target accuracy after a first has already been found in a display. This phenomenon, known as Satisfaction of Search SOS, presents a dangerous problem for many real-world searches, yet much is unknown about its cognitive underpinnings. We examined SOS errors in relation to another phenomenon that has been extensively studied the Attentional Blink AB. Surprisingly, despite obvious paradigm differences e.g., self-paced vs. experimentally-timed we found that an attentional blink can underlie SOS errors.
- Anatomy and Physiology